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Current Issue 418

December 2018

On the cover: Eiko Ishibashi & Jim O’Rourke: Moving from Tokyo to the country has permitted Eiko Ishibashi and Jim O’Rourke to realise new goals and projects, including Ishibashi’s new album The Dream My Bones Dream. By James Hadfield. Also in this issue: JPEGMAFIA: The politically provocative hiphop of Barrington Hendricks is leavened with a sly wit that sees him taking on Trump, Morrissey and bro culture at large. By Emily Pothast. Michele Mercure: Reissues of her 1980s and 90s cassette and soundtrack work have given the Pennsylvania-based musician and now film composer the attention she deserves. By Emily Bick. London Improvisers Orchestra: Since 1997 an ever changing group of players in the capital have sought to further the radical ideas of conductor and composer Butch Morris, bolstering a global network in the process. By Phil England. Plus, Wume, Waistdeep Clique, Deena Abdelwahed, Colin Self, Global Ear in Jinja, Invisible Jukebox with Melvin Gibbs, Steve Beresford's Inner Sleeve, an Epiphany by Robert Millis, and over 30 pages of album, book and gig reviews.

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